Consumer Resources

Additional Resources

When searching for a clinician or after receiving a diagnosis, parents and patients may wish to obtain information from a variety of sources. Information on many speech-language and hearing conditions is not available from books intended for lay readers. Thus, information from the Internet Web sites, national non-profit organizations, and government sources may be the best alternative. ISHA has compiled a list of some of these information sources below.

Area Education Agencies

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Center for the Study of Autism

The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) 

Decoding Dyslexia Iowa

Down Syndrome


Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

Hearing Charities of America

Iowa Deafblind Project

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Iowa Family Support Network

Iowa School for the Deaf

Iowa Special Education Procedural Safe Guards Manual for Parents

Iowa Medicaid Member Services


National Aphasia Association

National Association for the Deaf

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearing House

National Stroke Association

National Stuttering Association

Stuttering Foundation of America

Renters Rights for People with Disabilities

Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

Guide to Remodeling a Home for Adults with Special Needs

Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?

Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs

Books About Communication